Wollongong refugee recruits local help to fund teacher salaries in Liberia

By Justin Huntsdale

Wollongong refugee Jay Jay Ganwaye is uncomfortable with the hero’s reception he gets when he returns to Monrovia in Liberia, but his effort to “educate a country” has earned him a special level of respect.

After establishing a school that provides free education to students in Gaye Town, Liberia, Mr Ganwaye called on some Wollongong friends to supercharge his charity’s efforts.

He even led them on a tour to his school late last year to show them firsthand how his Future of the Children organisation had changed the lives of West African students in a poor country recovering from conflict.

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Source: News Now/ABC Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.